What’s the difference between THC, CBD & BCP

Every week we get asked what’s the difference between THC, CBD & our product BCP.  So let’s take a quick snapshot of these 3 primary cannabinoids, where they are found and what they do.   Firstly, just a bit of revision!

Endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids are the three different groups of cannabinoids.  Endocannabinoids are those produced internally by the body.  Production of endocannabinoids can be affected by stress, your diet or if you are in poor health, and thus may need to be supplemented, by either phytocannabinoids or synthetic cannabinoids.

Of course, the synthetic cannabinoids are produced in the lab (if you are on prescribed CBD or THC from your GP, check to see if your cannabinoids are synthetic).  You may want to ask if you can swap over to the more easily absorbed plant based options. 

There are three primary forms of phytocannabinoids that come from naturally occurring plant sources:

THC (TetraHydroCannabinol)
CBD (Cannabidiol)
BCP (Beta Caryophyllene)

THC – comes from the cannabis plant and is illegal in most of the world.  It can have physco-active effects on the mind or the high feeling. Canna Oils products contain no THC as our products are NOT extracted from the cannabis plant.

CBD – comes from the cannabis plant, but is a different chemical constituent than THC.  Many CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC.  CBD oils contain about 5-30% of CBD and tend to vary.

BCP – comes from several natural plant sources that do not contain any THC. Canna Oils uses either the black pepper or the clove plant for our BCP.   Canna Oils only contains BCP –  no other cannabinoids.

The goal of cannabinoid supplementation is to assist the body when, for whatever reason, is not producing its own endocannabinoids and hence provide the desired health benefits.

The most important thing to remember is that CBD binds indirectly with CB2 receptors in the body.

BCP  binds directly with the CB2 receptors in the body and therefore improves the effectiveness.  By binding directly with this receptor, it helps your body have proper immune function, improved inflammatory response and is soothing and relaxing to the tissues, as well as improved mental health and sleep. 

BCP oil is 100% legal to purchase and consume under the basis that it is classified as a terpene by the therapeutic goods administration (TGA) – yay! 

So there you have it – a quick breakdown of the difference.  Hope this clarifies any confusion out there.  Remember, if you have any questions, you can contact the Canna Oils team via our website, Facebook or Instagram.

Disclaimer:  The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice.  Results vary person to person.

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